National Renewable Energy Laboratory program on lightning risk and wind turbine generator protection

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This paper will describe the NREL program for addressing lightning protection for wind turbines. A test program will begin this summer at the Central and South West Services Inc. (CSW) wind farm near Fort Davis, Texas, to assess lightning risk, the frequency of lightning strikes on wind turbines compared to risk assessment predictions, and the effectiveness of some protection techniques. A Web page will be assembled to provide resources for designers and operators and feedback for issues as they arise. Also, a database of lightning events (and corresponding damage) will be collected to assist in maturing the understanding of wind ... continued below

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Muljadi, E. & McNiff, B. September 1, 1997.

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  • Muljadi, E. National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)
  • McNiff, B. McNiff Light Industry, Blue Hill, ME (United States)

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This paper will describe the NREL program for addressing lightning protection for wind turbines. A test program will begin this summer at the Central and South West Services Inc. (CSW) wind farm near Fort Davis, Texas, to assess lightning risk, the frequency of lightning strikes on wind turbines compared to risk assessment predictions, and the effectiveness of some protection techniques. A Web page will be assembled to provide resources for designers and operators and feedback for issues as they arise. Also, a database of lightning events (and corresponding damage) will be collected to assist in maturing the understanding of wind turbine lightning protection.

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10 p.; Other: 8 pp./223 Kb

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OSTI as DE97009265

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  • WindPower `97: annual conference and exhibition of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Austin, TX (United States), 15-18 Jun 1997

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  • Other: DE97009265
  • Report No.: NREL/CP--440-23159
  • Report No.: CONF-970608--
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 623343
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc691991

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Muljadi, E. & McNiff, B. National Renewable Energy Laboratory program on lightning risk and wind turbine generator protection, article, September 1, 1997; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc691991/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.